2. Megabyzus, the son of Zopyrus, and grandson of the above, was one of the commanders of the land forces in the expedition of Xerxes against Greece, B. C. 4 80. (Hdt. 7.82
.) Megayzus was the commander of the army which Cimon defeated on the Eurymcdtlon, in uB. C. 466. (Diod. 12.3
.) [CIMON.] When the Athenians made their expedition against Egypt, Megabyzus was sent against them with a large army; and having driven them out of Memphis, he shut them up in the island of Prosopitis, which he at last took, after a siege of eighteen months, B. C. 457. (lierod. 3.160; Thuc. 1.109
; Diod. 11.74.6
.) Ctesias informs us that he was the son-in-law of Xerxes, having married his daughter Amytis; and he ascribes to Megabyzus the service which Herodotus attributes to Zopyrus, namely, the taking of Babylon, after its revolt from Xerxes. (Pers.
22; Diod. 10.17.2
; comp. Hdt. 3.153
.) Several other incidents of his life are related by Ctesias. (Pers.
27, 30, 33-40.) Two sons of his are mentioned, Zopyrus and Artyphius. (Ctes 37; Hdt. 3.160
He is always called Μεγάβυζος
, except in a quotation from Ctesias by Stephanus (s. v. Κυρταῖα
), who gives the name in the form Μεγάβαζος
but even in this passage Westermann has printed it Μεγάβυζος